OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Decorate anything
デコる
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Asakusa
浅草
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
International Avenue
国際通り
Awamori
泡盛
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Japan
Suite PreCure
Singapore
Hakuohki
USA
Gunbuster
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Wrapping
ラッピング
Metal tableware
金属食器
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
RICE CAKES
RAMEN
ラーメン
Nerhol
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KYUDO
弓道
SHODO
書道
JUDO
柔道
KENDO
剣道